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The State of Smart Manufacturing: ESG

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Does sustainability/ESG policy have a place in manufacturing?

Smart manufacturing is a critical component of driving ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and sustainability success in manufacturing.

The 2022 State of Smart Manufacturing Report is the most robust edition yet and first to cover manufacturers’ connection with sustainability/ESG initiatives. While the 321 participants span the globe, the results reflect consistency in the rising prominence of sustainability/ESG in manufacturing.

These manufacturers communicated the desire to improve their business and community through sustainability and ESG policy.

This study from Plex Systems, a Rockwell Automation company, in collaboration with Hanover Research, uncovers how manufacturers are addressing sustainability/ESG initiatives with smart manufacturing to achieve results for environmental stewardship, social purpose, and responsible corporate governance.

  • 97% of respondents stated that they have a formal or informal ESG policy in place
  • The #1 motivation for pursing ESG initiatives is to address social inequalities and foster a collaborative working environment
  • For processes within ESG, manufacturers top priority is energy management efficiency gained through smart manufacturing

Download the report today to discover more data and insights on all things ESG.